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of items. first of all regarding the shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. this was an unfathomable event. as a parent it hit so close to home that i am amazed i never imagined it and i have had a pit in my stomach ever since. 20 students, four for teachers and two administrators. i have a first grader. every day 34 americans are murdered with guns during president obama's final four years in office it is estimated that 40,000 americans will be killed with guns, the same amount of people killed in vietnam. says the shooting in arizona which killed six people including a nine-year-old and seriously injured than congresswoman-- as the city we should continue to lead the way to advocate for and pass policies that protect the general well-being of the society. today i am introducing two resolutions, supporting senator dianne feinstein's assault weapon legislation; and a resolution supporting the sandy hook promise, born out of the event that killed those 20 children, four teachers and two other distribution. assault weapons have been used in at least 459
. and the plungers are back. we have head live to sandy point for the annual polar bear plunge. wbal-tv saturday starts now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> good morning, everybody. welcome to this special polar bear plunge edition of 11 news saturday morning. i'm kate amara. stan? >> we had some flurries driving in but not going to be anything but flurries. one benefit. because we have this include deck overhead, it's held the temperatures up a little bit. so it's not as bitterly cold this morning. >> our readings are mostly in the low to mid temperatures. i've got the satellite in hear. you see a lot of overcast. gray shading over the mid-atlantic reading. this is a little second impulse. it's not lake-effect snow. it's just a second impulse coming along the flow in the upper atmosphere. it's coming out of the great lakes. so we may see a little bit of this off and on but it's not accumulating-type snow. we'll see breaks in the clouds. the trend temperature-wise over the next few days is up, up, up. we'll talk about that coming up in a few minutes. >> we'll take tha
. because people are starting to show up here at sandy point state park because at 1:00 it's the 17th annual maryland state police plunge. all the money goes to the special olympics and the special olympic athletes. thank you for being here. how are you doing? >> i'm doing great. this is impressive, isn't it? >> unbelievable. the energy is amazing. the way our athletes warm people's souls, it's a balmy day out here. >> you said that so-so well and it's true. jimmy myrick one of the first people who started the super plunger last night came in and everybody went crazy. >> unbelievable inspiration to us all. he embodyies the concept that athletes transform lives and build a better community. >> it must be an honor to have your job here with special olympics maryland because to be around such special people. >> the word honor is right. i'm the luckiest person here to be able to work with people like you and everybody who comes out to support. we will have 20,000 people out here. 11,000 will go in the bay to raise $the 2.6 million to raise the statewide funds. >> i say you should go once in you
. >> by saturday morning, they were still pledging. folks started showing up at sandy point state park. this is the 17th annual polar bear lunch. it is an event like no other. >> it gives back. it is for a good cause. >> i have my five-year-old doing it this year. it will be a lot of fun. >> at 1 p.m., thousands took the plunge. as always, it was a sight to see. all of these people helping special olympic athletes. wbal-tv 11 news. >> you could hear the screams. they raised more than $2 million. we will have the final number of the week running up. very cold week. >> it was a little colder before it that started. we know why they were screaming. they were screaming because it was so cold. water temperatures were only in the 30's. we look at the radar from today . we can see a good part of last night and today, we had snow shower activity mostly to the west of us. not really accumulating. this was a separate system that has been passing through the upper atmosphere. that will diminish tonight. another weather system and the leading edge of warm air will be coming in on monday. that coul
in the nation with a struggling economy, hurricane sandy and the tragedy in newtown. for answers and hope, teddy robbins gives us both of those things. he's changed lives around the world. now he has a message for you and america. he's brought a special guest with him. welcome back. >> thank you for having me back. >> i can't think of a better guy, really, to have here. i get a feeling it's a really overriding feeling. america is hurting right now. america feels vulnerable, fearful, and you see this because of the gun crisis. >> yes. >> you see it because of the financial crisis. there's just a crisis of confidence generally amongst americans. do you feel that? and what is the answer? >> well, there's no single answer. you can't change the world overnight, but you can change yourself. i think the biggest challenge we face is we're not just missing our confidence because we're out of control. we're missing our confidence because we need to retool. the world has changed. most people say you have to deal with change. change is automatic. progress is not. if you want to make progress, you and i have
. it is the first major demonstration since the sandy hook shooting. the demonstrators are calling on congress to ban assault- style weapons and magazines and they want more background checks. surae chin reports, dozens of residents from newtown, connecticut, joined that march. >> because we have to start somewhere. >> emotions for newtown residents. >> i can't say much for. >> still wrong. >> we have to start somewhere. >> katie says these children have not died in vain, but they must act. >> we have to do something. we have to write our congressman. we have to do something. >> people need to stand up for what they believe. also, i just had a baby, he is two months old and it kills me that i brought him into a world that is so violent. >> their stepbrother was shot in his car on capitol hill. and died christmas eve. >> it's just a horrible thing that happened, didn't need to happen. senseless acts of violence happen every day. >> a passionate speech by delegate, eleanor holmes norton. >> we are all comfortable if we do nothing now. >> education secretary, arnie duncan says, it's
, donna graziano is helping super storm sandy victims bablgths snow and bitter cold. >> these people are living on their second floors, have no first floor vno means of cooking. some don't have any heat. and the ones that have heat is going right through the walls. >> reporter: the blustery mix of snow and ice made driving conditions treacherous across the northeast, midwest, and south. in knox county, tennessee, this fire truck skidded off the road crushing troomer slaying in his vehicle. slagl suffered a heart attack and slid off the road. a fire truck coming to his aid skidded in the same place. slagl died. in lexington, ken tuck eblack ice and slippery roads caused another fire truck to flip on its side. it's been a week of arctic air that has left much of the nation in an icy grip. in vermont, 20 degrees below zero. and in minnesota, some parts of the state dropped to 30 below. in new york city, temperatures remain below freezing all week. >> cold weather right now, how serious is this? >> so, you know, it's pretty serious. >> reporter: dr. jeffrey rabrich is the medical directo
after super storm sandy. thousands of people still without homes, power and heat. volunteers have been working to ease some the suffering. david lee miller with the news on staten island tonight. how are those folks holding up, david lee? >> they are holding up reasonably well which is not an easy thing to do considering how cold it is. of course now it is snowing as you mentioned. we are at a makeshift tent city. as you can see here the new york city police department has just come by to provide them with the emergency fuel necessary to keep the heater running. pan off in the other direction. can you see one of the tents used off in the distance. this is for the purpose of sleeping people who have to spend the night here. look at the pallets of should, shepard. boxes and boxes of food. all of this donate from the american red cross. the tent behind me as i said it, does have heat. that's one reason why there are some people here. there is food that is provided. many are here tonight for the sense of community support. listen. >> this is a place where we can get information. the whole
sandy. fox's david lee miller has that part of the story. >> reporter: as bitter temperatures continue to pound much of the northeast and midwest, a snowstorm hitting several states including hurricane ravaged new york and new jersey, many families still recovering in superstorm sandy without heat and family, some of them taking refuge in tents set up by aid workers. >> they've been here since day one. they help everybody in the community from food, drinks, down to diapers and you name it. >> it's very cold and actually mainly i sleep here next to the heater here. you see look like a rocket. so it's good at night, better than my home. >> reporter: meanwhile frigid temperatures and snow causing problems in other areas. in indiana this bus hit a patch of ice on a highway and flipped on its side injuring several passengers. in wisconsin many traffic accidents have been reported across the state and in virginia cars including this school bus having trouble staying straight, but some folks in chicago welcoming the snow. until today the windy city has not seen a day with an inch of snowfall
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name is sandy for the record i live at 855 delmar on the east side of the sponsors property. i concur with whatever pat said and the only addition i would ask that the stairs - the serve stares not the other stares just the service stairs. good afternoon i'm nancy. we have tried at wants to talk with our neighbors to tell them what our concerns is their architect come over and talked with us. he thought we had some reasonable requests but they are not met. and i do very much carry about my light and air so i am very concerned about this project but it they would, in fact, scale it back a bit i would be fine with the project. thank you >> thank you. project sponsor you have 5 minutes. >> the dictate ration for posting. members of the commission this is a project that have gone before this commission. it has also been before the appeal board. the only reason why this is coming back before you as a new permit because they also took to the board of supervisors on the basis that the design at that time, is not okay for a historic building because this is a voting by -. what we have done
still be days away. frigid air also is making life even tougher for victims of superstorm sandy. many still don't even have basic utilities to heat their homes. national correspondent susan candiotti joins me now from staten island. i understand you spoke to a resident there who still can't get home. what is life like for these people right now? >> reporter: it's tough for everybody, randi. you can imagine it's about 15 degrees outside. with the windchill right now, feels about 5. all this cold is adding to the misery of people still recovering from superstorm sandy back on halloween. you look at staten island it's not hard at all to see houses that are still boarded up, debris everywhere, construction workers trying to get things back in shape. larry gonzalez, here's his story. his home was filled, because of the storm surge, with at least four feet of water. not only that, but a few hundred gallons of heating oil ran through his house. and you can still smell it. you can still see some of it. and he's in a dispute right now over whether his house should, in fact, be demolished or is
bear plunge. it is underway with the super plungers at sandy point state park, and that is where our very own rob roblin is standing by. robby, you have done the supper plunge. you know how hard it is. tell us about it. >> well, we have adam hays. just got back from l.a. you spent time in greece. we were there when you left carrying the torch. the torch ran all through the company. what an ambassador for special olympics and what a great athlete and a good friend. how are you doing, adam? >> great. >> you are doing the super plunge again. how are you feeling? >> great. jumping in every hour. >> for special olympics athletes for all of them to see all the support, the people coming out and raising the money. what does it mean to you? >> it just makes me so happy to see that everyone cares about special olympic athletes and wants to make us feel like we're no different than anybody else. >> and you're not actually, you are, a lot better than most people, you know that? in my opinion. [laughter] you know adam is such a wonderful friend. your mom and dad are great and brother, adam, such
. -- in the wake of the tragic incident that occurred at sandy hook elementary school, the cities, states and now president of looking for ways to stem violence what. what took place in connecticut was not the only reason i began working on this legislation. oftentimes it takes a national tragedy to create significant among them and political pressure around the issue of gun violence. but, what is getting missed in these debates is that the reality is that these tragedies associated with gun violence take place every single day in our neighborhoods all across the country. i know all too well what this tragedy looks like. i experienced it every time every time i get a phone call in the middle of the night for the police department alerting me of another violent crime are shooting. families as they grieve. i experience it every time i go to san francisco general hospital to console the victims of gun violence, last year a victim as young as five years old. we continue to address the causes and impact of this senseless gun violence. increasingly involves young adults under the age of 25;
, connecticut. good evening, everyone. support for today's rally grew on social media after the sandy hook school shooting in december and several newtown residents were among those marching from the capitol to the washington monument. derrick ward spoke to one of them and other demonstrators on both sides of the gun debate. >>> there was the victim from virginia tech. i was shot four times that morning. >> reporter: there the father of this boy killed in a high school shooting in ohio. >> i never stop feeling the pain. >> reporter: a resident for newtown. >> not as much as when it hit home. >> reporter: and a protester who says her right to arms is victimized. >> my sign is about how gun rights protect us from tyranny. >> reporter: there were many signs as thousands of gun control supporters marched and rallied, signs of mourning, signs of defiance. the people behind the quickly organized march and rally say it serves as a warning to the gun lobby. >> if lawmakers thought they were scared of us coming here, they're going to be scared of moms that aren't going to rest until we get action.
it is lubrication. >> emac, there is another thing. the kind of thing despite the law still on the hurricane sandy bill had pork in there. >> it is right . that doesn't equate thary - mark band has anything to do with grid lock. but the time and again. congress does the drink country gets the hang over. when they don't exert budgetary displinn. i don't see it. you can see in the appropriation's bills a lot pork spending. >> i will nolt say lubricate but does the grease the skids . >> that is better. >> it may grease our way in solvencey. but large in the psychological affect and reenforce free lunchhism . the idea that congress promises goodies forever and ever and never send a tax bill to pay for them. >> once again, it is our money and not their money tho that they are bribing with. it is our money. >> weather you have ear marx or don't have earmarkings. you will have huge deficits and you will be problems as long as obama who wants to expand government over our lives. reduce the deficit by reducing the role of government. >> coming up. net flicks netting huge gains after strong gains and inform
at hurricane sandy. 50 billion and more in damagings. we'll keep having storms like that and impact insurance company and wall street, we have to get with the new economy. should it be public or private money? if there is a profit, the company companies will do it? we don't have to put our tax dollars do we? >> if green energy works we wouldn't need a suck sidies. 90 billion under president obama. that is flushed down the drain and you are again picking winners and losers. it just so happens, that the best energy carbob nuclear hydrocarbon and the green lobby oppose and vote against it is it a anti-man position. we use fossil fuels to better our lives and give us food and transportation and makes the modern world possible. to be against that is against the man's well being on earth. >> is there any proof that green initiatives have worked? >> apparently not. if you look down the list. everybody picks out solyndra. there is about 20 others that went up side down and in the toilet and a waste of the taxpayer money. it is outrageous thing that goes on the basic fundmental flaw that people in the
] >> reporter: they required background checks for all gun sales and clips. after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school, eleanor holmes norton said the onus is on ordinary citizens to get involved. >> no more meaning. -- moaning. it's time to do something about it. >> in the crowd, some people did not agree with all gun checks. >> this will not work. >> reporter: what will make a difference? >> prosecute guys committing the crimes. >> reporter: a minister askedd crowd to pray in the direction of the white house for success of the obama administration's efforts to -- administration's efforts to control guns. arne duncan reminded participants it's going to take more than prayer. >> we'll do everything to make sure we pass legislationha makes our children, our families and our communities safer, but we can't do it by ourselves. we need all of you, if we stay together, nothing can stop us. can you so much and god bless. thank you. >> reporter: a spokesman for the nra did not have an immediate response to the rally. in the past, the nra opposed any further restrictions on gun sales. laura.
to boehner's defense when he delayed the vote on the sandy, because i said, 64% of that will never be spent for two years. it wasn't for the sandy victims. the budget control act says you cannot put money into the budget without taking something out. but a relief act is not subject to budget control, so the administration dumped on all these things. $15 million to plant tree on private property, 5-point' p billion for army corps of engineers which is in excess of their entire annual budget with no idea where it's going to be spend. mitigating future disasters? so a fact only a small portion of that actually went to sandy victims. what was an example of a profile in courage. why could dewant to put all this pork on here and make the american enemy spend money where we're in a deep hole and that's getting back to, how do we help president obama not become the president that bankrupted america? we have to cut expenses and if we went went around the table and within through the budget, there's many, many things that each of us would not bore roy money from china if they were still lehning it --
's happening right now with the rebuild from hurricane sandy that's going to start in q2? >> well, we had a very strong quarter in oriented as well as lumber. i don't think that was directly tied to hurricane sandy. it takes some time to really be able to respond to a calamity of that nature. but there will be a lot of rebuilding that will take place. we're positioned to take advantage of that. and there will be demand for all of those products. the challenge in every single case will be building that infrastructure back. but that will put some extra pressure on the housing market as well as just the general recovery that we're expecting this year. as we reported this morning, our estimate is that we would see housing starts recover in 2013 to about a million starts. that's a 30% increase off of last year. and in 2012 was up about 30% from 2011. so we're starting to see rebuild. but it's still very low levels compared to long-term trend needs for probably a million five to a million seven starts in this country. >> dan, the housing market can be the engine of a serious recovery because of
at sandy hook element y elementary. >> this time we, the people, will act. we're stepping up and this time we will not step back! >> and what it's counting on is for us to get the newtowns, for us to forget the virginia techs. >> the march comes one day after vice president joe biden held a roundtable talk about gun control in virginia. kristen welker is at the white house and joins me now. when can we expect the president thoims ta himself to take the gun control debate on the road? >> reporter: i think you can expect president obama to hit the road and talk about gun control in the next several days, if not weeks. the white house has said that he as well as vice president biden will continue to leave the white house, get out of d.c. and build up public support for the proposals that president obama unveiled several days ago. of course, those proposals include increasing and improving access to mental health services, reinstating the assault weapons ban and limiting high-capacity magazines as well as enacting universal background checks. common knowledge around here, craig, is that a lot
for the victims of superstorm sandy. many still don't have enough heat, holes in roofs and walls making small space heaters useless. susan candiotti is in new york and visited some of the folks still struggling. susan? >> don, three months into the cleanup following superstorm sandy, a lot of people are still waiting for repairs, and now they have this wintry blast that's just adding to their misery. now, for some, their heat and power has been turned back on. but for others, well, they're still living with family and friends and still more are living in hotels or apartments being paid for by fema. now, the owner of this house is in a battle with the city. they say it can be repaired. she has other experts telling her it needs to be demolished. she told us how tough it is on her family. >> it's hard. i mean, it's been emotionally hard from the beginning. you first have the shock, and you don't realize what's going on. and then you basically go through the motions of what you need to do and what you have to do and all the red tape. >> i just can't take this anymore. i just want my mom -- i jus
i went down the mountain. and had to slide. waitdz too -- too sandy. couldn't get 10 feet from him. and had to come get both of us. >> after hanging on the side of the cliff about half an hour, gail and koa were pulled to safety. officials recommend if your dog goes after the cliff you'll probably get stuck, too. >> today we've got a first look at the repair work happening on the bay bridge and extent of the damage. abc 7 news is live for us. heather this video makes it easy to understand why this work is so involved and costly. >> yes. it's part of the bridge that is usually resofsh serve forward seals and occasional oil tanker. while standing here waiting to talk to you. live, this light show started on the bay bridge. so it would be an obvious omission here if we didn't talk about this for just a moment. this is a test that we believe is of this light show being billed at the largest light sculpture made out of l.e.d.lights and this is we believe is a test tonight. i will tell you that the fender repair is going on at the last pier before yerba buena island, being done by the sa
always says don't play ball in the house. >> and some superstorm sandy victims, they're not having fun. they still have no heat. >> yeah. even the tennessee valley and the carolinas are actually on ice, freezing rain caused more than 200 wrecks around charlotte and 100 flights were canceled. we're joined this morning by meteorologist alexandra steele. tell us what is in store for the next few days. >> all right. a few things happening. one, in terms of the temperatures, we've hit bottom. we are going to warm up about 20 degrees, i'll tell you where. second thing, another ice storm developing in the midwest. a big picture, the snow and ice from yesterday is done, chicago finally picking up their inch. we are seeing a few lake effect snow showers coming off of lake michigan, but kind of negligible. washington, d.c., you're waking up looking out connecticut avenue and georgetown and some snow showers. that should be done by 9:00 this morning, as well. the next ice storm is developing for chicago. we do have a winter storm watch for chicago, supposed to be beginning tomorrow morning throug
air also making life tougher for victims of superstorm sandy. many still don't have even the basic utilities to heat their home since the storm struck. susan candiotti is joining us from staten island. you spoke with a resident there who still can't go home. is that a problem for many? i mean, what is life like for these people now? >> reporter: it is a problem for people here on staten island. you see that even now, a few months after superstorm sandy hit, there is still demolition work going on, removing debris. a lot of people, as you said, are still living in their homes without the basic necessities. some of them simply don't want to leave. they want to stay put among their own belongings. there are places that can get help while they're waiting repairs to begin. larry gonzalez has a problem at his house because he believes it should be demolished and is in an argument with the city that thinks it can be repaired. fema and the like. heating oil poured into the house when a storm surge came and filled his basement with like four feet of water. he's getting really frustrated. >>
was destroyed in superstorm sandy. he was living in a hotel when the bug slammed him. >> it's like every sickness you have ever had in your life and put it together. >> reporter: this year's strain of the flu was taking a heavy toll on the elderly. seniors account for 90% of all flu-related deaths so they are being warned to be extra careful. randall pinkston cbs news, new york. >>> we're on the super bowl ticket trail. where the tickets are ending up and when prices may actually go down. >> then, proud papa. his son is one of the hottest athletes in the world. colin kaepernick's dad talks about his boy's meteoric rise. >> hey, colin and crew, beat the ravens, baby. good luck. >> go, 49ers, ra, ra, ra. the whole bay area is cheering for you! >>> yeah, you spend money getting to super bowl and you'll spend money when you get there. 9ers fans will have a brand-new nfl shop to spend some big bucks in while in new orleans next weekend. today city officials cut the ribbon for the new convention center in new orleans. the center will houses the 60,000-sq
people beat the deadline buying to replace sandy jackson as seventh ward alderman. he hopes to name jackson's replacement by mid february. a credit downgrade for the state of illinois from aid to a minus. course y go malone talked a a a to a-. gov quinn knows that the credit rating takes another hit of homeownersthe treasury gave us a sneak peak on the news at 5. >> there are between 7-14 different governments you are paying too now here's the real problem there pension liability. the new format doesn't just show what you will 0 march 1st it raided each taxing body which could lead to higher taxes. still ahead tonight and angry mother pulled out of court after lashing out accused of sexuallyafter her daughter's coach was accused of sexually assaulting her daughter. that's now we got this morning may be just a taste of the winter weather we will get over the weekend. i,ac r [ indistinct conversations ] [ male announcer ] when you wear dentures you may not know it but your mouth is under attack. food particles infiltrate and bacteria proliferate. ♪ ♪ protect yo
the country today with the intention of preventing this -- grace mcdonnell was one of the sandy hook victims. her parents sat in the audience as the white house embarks on one of the most extensive gun control efforts ever. the initiative -- a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. universal background checks. additional mental health services. author stephen king is pulling his book, "rage," about a high school student who guns down faculty members, published in 1977 under the pseudonym richard bachman. four different teenagers who committed school shootings had copies of the book. "you don't leave a can of gasoline where a boy with firebug tendencies can lay hands on it." and congress members vowing to take the nra head on. >> the gun lobby can be stopped, my friends, they can be stopped. >> reporter: voices in the crowd taking the first steps in a long push to reform the nation's gun laws. as the protesters disperse ed today, they looked ahead to wednesday, the first congressional hearings for legislation on gun control. the head of the nra and the husband of gabby giffords,
summer heat, capped off by superstorm sandy and now this past week come blafts of record arctic cold. here's elaine quijano. >> reporter: it was dramatic. >> when you look outside, you say, the weather's on steroids. >> reporter: it was historic. >> government scientists said today that they're surprised by a jump in temperature that made 2012 the warmest year on record. >> reporter: the record of 2012 broke all sorts of records. first extreme heat gripped the midwest in march. >> 18 significant weather sights in the united states have set their all-time maximum temperatures. >> reporter: and that led to a summer of costly droughts for farmers and ranchers. then the west saw the third worst wildfire season. but those events were just a prelude to an autumn of superstorms. >> here's the latest on isaac. it became a category 1 hurricane today with winds of 80 miles an hour. >> reporter: hurricane isaac brought back memories of katrina for residents of louisiana. and then the storm of the century. sandy decimated the east coast. >> the risk for flooding here ma
-style assault weapons and large magazines helping the shooter at sandy hook cool murder with efficiency. >> these weapons do not belong on strets of our towns, our cities n our schools. >> some are pushing for more guns. in arkansas there is an effort to allow church leaders to carry guns at the pulpit. >> terrible things can happen at the search. we know they're soft targets. >> organizers cancelled a popular gun show after initial attempt to ban assault weapons resulted in a boycott. >> people need to stand up for rights. >> despite resistance, white house is pushing forward. >> the politicians continue their he debate, one had his gun confiscated. the former georgia speaker of the house is accuse fd of trying to bring a gun to atlanta in an airport check point. officer as rested him and took the gun. >> this is an exciting day for some 49ers season ticket holders they got their hands on super bowl tickets they won in a chance to buy in a lottery. cornell burn yard joins us now to talk to fans. >> ravel avila is go together super bowl. he got to buy tickets but has no idea how he's ge
to win. the obama people kept adding points for women, immigration, hurricane sandy. they were able to get their realization that economy may be most important,, but it is not the only thing. you only had to choose one candidate, you do not have to choose one issue. where do people who believe in free well, human reason, intelligence and your ability and have issues that are important to you. now republicans dealing with fiscal cliff and debt ceiling and sequestration -- the average family in this country lives with debt. quite a bit of that. they do not look at that as a bad thing. it is what enables them to own a home. to send a kid to college. to buy a car. to start a business. to have a credit card that lets them go out to dinner once or twice a month. go on a family vacation. i do not think that makes them take. it makes them live their lives responsibly. they have jobs. to say, that is a four letter word. you can't turn that into chileans. his whole thing about job creators, that is fine. republicans on that space now. later contentment cannot most americans right now are neit
or infrastructure around the tristate area to stop storms like sandy. you knowings we could do and say all we want at the federal level. when you have that activity at the local level, you got to say to yourself, really, is it worth it; right, phil? >> also giving $50 billion to the sierra club to destroy the coal industry. he's not on the sidelines, it's a pet cause as well. we have a problem in that the governing e leets in large part, not just in government, but outside of government as well focused on boutique issues that really are not relevant to the immediate and serious economic hardships that many americans face right now, and i think we got to get the priorities in order. if you have a growing economy, and you're doing well, and people are prosperous, you have the resources to tackle every problem that's out there including environmental problems. when the economy is shrinking or growing weakly, you don't have the resources to tackle any of the other problems, and, frankly, environmental quality is the worst in poor countries. this is true historically as well as internationally. you got
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